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Gawande with Learning Society members
Dr. Atul Gawande speaking with Learning Society members (above) and meeting with Queens students (below).


Dr. Atul Gawande meeting with Queens students

Your annual membership gives you access to the leading minds of our times, while funding a unique learning experience for our students. Guest speakers spend an equal amount of time on a student-led discussion as they do at the evening lecture. The Learning Society offers annual membership that coincides with Queens' academic calendar. The membership year begin July 1 and ends June 30. Membership is for two individuals.

2017-2018 Membership Roster and Impact Report

Member Benefits:

  • Two tickets to both the fall and spring programs
  • Reserved seating
  • Complimentary valet parking for each program
  • Complimentary shuttle service to and from Queens campus to Knight Theater for each program
  • Access to members-only lounge before programs
  • Private reception with guest speaker and Learning Society members following each lecture with the opportunity for photograph with speaker
  • Signed copy of speaker book delivered in advance of lecture
  • Additional Engagement & Learning Opportunities:
    • Members-only salon featuring Queens faculty
    • Annual cocktail party
    • Special invitations to Queens events

Member: $1,500 ($1,125 tax deductible)

President's Circle Membership Benefits

Receive the benefits above plus:

  • Invitation to the President's intimate pre-lecture cocktail party
  • Brief meet and greet with the speaker
  • Opportunity to have your book signed live by the speaker
  • Private car transportation from your home to and from the event venue
  • Reserved front row seating

President's Circle Member: $5,000 ($4,500 tax deductible)


If you would like more information about the Learning Society membership or sponsorship, please call Julia Walton, Director of the Learning Society, at 704.688.2838, or email

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